Strathmore Solar Testing Laboratory is a quality assurance laboratory for solar PV products sponsored by GIZ. We test solar PV modules, charge controllers, luminaires and batteries for pico PV systems and are currently working towards being ISO 17025 accredited. Upon ISO 17025 accreditation, we would be able to offer tests as per the international standard IEC/TS 62257-9-5.
We envision provision of global certification in conjunction with Kenya Bureau of Standards. We work together with Fraunhofer ISE Testing Laboratory in Germany, Schatz Energy Research Center in USA, TERI Solar Lighting Laboratory in India, Lighting Global and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association. Other partners are Lighting Global and GOGLA.
In Kenya, we have partnered with the Kenya Renewable Energy Association to provide voluntary accreditation tests for private sector companies dealing with PV components.